|April 1st, 2008|
Greetings.. Spring is here, and the temperature is on the rise.. I've had the opportunity to play some great gigs in the last few weeks, and I am very fortunate to be able to play and teach music for a living. I've been playing lots of solo acoustic gigs at Classic Pizza in Loganville, which are always big fun. I usually have a guest performer, Brooke Serrano, and she is great singer and guitarist. Brooke is one of my students, and one of the most talented people I know. It is hard to believe she is so young!! I hope you will come and listen to her sing at some of my gigs at Classic Pizza in Loganville, or at their new location on Hwy. 78.. I've also been playing at Dailey's Downstairs in downtown Atlanta on some gigs. I was performing there a few weeks ago with Spencer Kirkpatrick, Sean Orourke, and Greg High when the tornado came through. It was a scary night. The music was great, though.. It is hard to sound bad when you play with that amount of talent. I will be performing at Dailey's on Tuesday night, April 1st, with Tom Grose, Greg High, and George Sandler.. These guys are all monster players, and it will be alot of fun.. Saturday, April 5th, I will be back at Dailey's with Bill Stewart, Chris Ortiz, and Terry Emory.. We will be playing everything you can imagine.. Once again, all of these musicians are the best around, and it is an honor to perform with all of them..
I've been playing some solo gigs at Brucey's Bar inside the Oasis Bowling Alley on Hwy. 78 near Loganville. It is a great gig, and a very cool place to perform. I bought myself a loop station, so on alot of songs I can accompany myself, and play lead guitar over another guitar track. It is like having two guitarists!! Big fun..
It has enabled me to add lots of songs that require two guitar parts.. The solo gigs are turning out to be very cool.. Come check it out..
I have several gigs coming up with the League Of Decency doing some corporate functions, and private parties.. We will also be performing with Francine Reed at Underground Atlanta on Sunday, April 27th.. We have played with Francine before, and she is a joy to perform with..
Make sure to come to Monterrey's Mexican Restaurant on Buford Highway in Doraville on Monday, May 5th, for the Cinco De Mayo celebration. This will be my 4th year in a row to play the big party at Monterrey's.. Bring on the margaritas!!
Heart Strings (Knight Trane) will be performing at DC Martiniques in Conyers on April 26th.. The band features Jimmy B, and George Calhoon.. This is a relatively new club, and we will be having lots of guests sitting in with us that night, and vocalist Anne Scott will be singing some tunes with us.. It will be tons of fun, so stop in and say hello...
A very good friend of mine, Jeff Williams, lost his son in a motorcycle accident a few weeks ago.. It was his only child.. Jeff and I have known each other for a long time, and have played many gigs together, and shared alot of laughs.. He is an extremely talented keyboard player and singer, but more than that he is a very kind hearted person, and a great friend.. This has been a very devastating ordeal for Jeff, and something he will carry with him the rest of his life.. It is hard to understand why things like this happen, and I ask that you remember him in your prayers..
Thursday nights are still a great way to start the weekend early at Monterrey's Mexican Restaurant on Buford Hwy. in Doraville.. I have been performing there on Thursday nights for over 3 years, and it is always alot of fun.. Margarita specials, great Mexican food, and cold beer in frosty mugs await you.. The song list is constantly changing, and the regulars keep coming back for more.. They have also opened a brand new patio, where you can enjoy your margaritas outside!! The music starts at 7:45 p.m.. Come on down!!
Sunday evenings are a great way to end the weekend with the Acoustic Duo at Hank and Jerry's Tavern on Old Salem Road in Conyers.. The duo features Ron Kimble and myself.. We play very cool, eclectic music, and the crowd loves what we do.. If you like to hear great songs, with great harmony, then this is what you have been looking for.. Between the two of us, we know literally thousands of songs.. The music starts at 8:00 p.m.. Be there!!
Check the calendar for any gig changes or additions.. I have too many gigs to list them all in the news section, so just click on the calendar for the latest updated gig schedule.. I hope you will make it out to a gig soon, and drop in and say hello..
I am blessed to be able to play with the talented bands that I perform with, and it is also a great joy to teach music.. I am very fortunate to have friends and fans that support live music, and it is something that I never take for granted.. I appreciate all of the support I have had through the years.. It certainly makes it all worth while.. God bless each and everyone of you you, and I hope to see you soon!!!